The Center for Social and Demographic Analysis (CSDA) was established in 1981 with the objective of providing a strong research infrastructure for scholarship in population-based social sciences at the University at Albany. We support interdisciplinary population dynamics and population health research, with a special focus on the analysis of spatial inequalities (in particular, urban and regional development and its impact on residents) and the concerns of vulnerable populations (as defined by race and ethnicity, age, social class, and nativity). The CSDA provides researchers with access to first-rate computing facilities, statistical consulting, assistance with grant preparation and administration, and other related services. Additionally, through our hosting of a regular colloquium series, research methods workshops, and other events open to the entire University community, the CSDA serves as an intellectual hub that connects our local population researchers to one another, as well as to the broader network of national and international population researchers.



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CSDA established “The Stewart E. Tolnay Outstanding Graduate Student Research Paper Award” in honor of the contributions that Stew made during his leadership of CSDA . Click here for more information

CSDA launched a program to provide external reviews of grant applications
prior to submitting to the standard due dates for the PDB program. Click here for more information

Click here to get the information about applying for access to data via the NYRDC – Baruch

University Libraries are offering a number of skill building workshops. See the iLearn Workshop Page for more details.

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CSDA 40th Anniversary Colloquium on:“The Great Demographic Illusion: Majority, Minority, and the Expanding American Mainstream” by Richard D. Alba, Ph.D. was be held on Friday, October 22, 2021  
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CSDA Director Samantha Friedman awarded for 2021 Faculty & Student Engagement Torch Award.
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CSDA co-sponsored “RISE” LIGHTNING TALKS TO “Foster Interdisciplinary Collaborations on Climate Change, Migration, and Health Disparities” was held on February 26, 2021 @ 3 pm – 5 pm 
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CSDA Virtual Colloquium: “Independent and Joint Effects of Extreme Weather Events and Power Outage on Multiple Health Outcomes in New York State” by Shao Lin Ph.D.  will be held on Friday, December 3, 2021 3:00pm – 4:00pm
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